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were those without power coping with the coldest weather since sandy struck. and a new storm is just days away. >>> the moment of impact. a train barreling into a tanker truck loaded with liquid and a camera there to capture it all. >>> and moments in hard times, moments made famous from sandy from "saturday night live." >>> good morning, everyone. and we begin this monday, election eve, with the final few hours of campaign 2012. a daunting schedule of stops in a down to the wire race. >> finally, it is here. >> finally. >> one day left in his fight to the finish and the candidates will focus on the handful of states expected to decide the outcome. we have team coverage this morning. tahman bradley is in boston but t.j. winick starts it off from the windy city of chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, election day may not be until tomorrow, but 27 million americans have already cast their votes. a sign how close the obama campaign believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire which only has four electoral votes. >> we're no longe
. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin this friday with some powerful images, all from sandy's aftermath. first up, people waiting hours for gasoline. long lines. this one, in long island, new york. efforts to resupply the region are now taking top priority. >> in new jersey, a brand-new opening in the barrier island on which sits the devastated community of seaside heights, testimony to the storm's power. >> and a woman surveying what is left of her new jersey home. the wreckage there, like a bomb went off. >>> amid all the devastation, there are incremental steps towards normalcy being made. limited amtrak service resumes today along the heavily-traveled northeast corridor. >> crews here in manhattan are working to make good on a promise to restore power, all power, by tomorrow. on top of that, three navy ships, loaded with supplies, arrived here in new york later today. all of this adds up, of course, to a difficult situation. as abc's tahman bradley now shows us. >> reporter: sandy may be gone. but frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. we ha
has sandy changed the race? >>> and the video going viral you've got to see. a toddler in tears because she's just had it with the election. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. we begin with the latest in sandy's aftermath. the storm is now being blamed for at least 74 deaths. more than 6 million people are without power, spread throughout 15 states. >> natural gas fires are burning in or threatening several communities, particularly in new jersey. and another airport, new york's la guardia, reopens today with limited service. >> inching towards normalcy. >>> in new york this morning, more signs of life getting back to routine. the city's massive subway system is roaring back to life. except in hard-hit manhattan. >> more power is being restored to that area, as well. that's where we find abc's mark greenblatt once again this morning. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning to you. right now, the death toll from hurricane sandy stands at a grisly 74. and over in new jersey, there's a looming threat ona and
on the heels of superstorm sandy's devastation. we are on the ground in the hardest hit communities. >>> and, biting apple. lukewarm sales for the new ipad mini. stock prices crumbling to a five-month low. are competitors finally getting the best of the house that jobs built? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, as the happy obama family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is changing in waves. and what last night taught us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been
on that show. >> bruno, we understand some somber moments as well. they did pay tribute to the hurricane sandy victims as well, right? >> yes. the hosts brad paisley and carrie underwood, who have been hosting it for five years in a row now, before they started the monologue, they urged people to make a donation to the red cross society. and brad, before he performed his own song "southern comfort zone" lifted some words from "empire new york state of mind," and new york and new jersey and urged people to pray for them. >> that's sort of unusual to have the same host for five years in a row. how did they do this year? how are they doing. >> they were great. i don't though why brad paisley wasn't chosen to host "idol" instead of keith urban. he is a tremendous comedian. he's fast on his feet and carrie underwood is great if she ever wants to host her own show. >> interesting. >> big endorsement from bruno this morning. of course, you can't talk about awards without mentioning taylor swift. how did the belle of the ball do last night? >> the belle of the ball was shut out of every single nominat
and with the entire team here after a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and relief is arriving for the people on staten island. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers are waiting for something to eat. for many, it's the first hot meal they've had in days. new jersey is hard-hit, as well. with only half of the gas stations in new jersey and new york, rationing has gone into effect. >>> but the news is not all bad. atlantic city's 12 casinos are reopening. and the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, letting storm victims crash at his house. >>> we also have something adorable for you this morning. it involves this puppy. her name is sandy, by the way. her owners threw her out of a car after the storm. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her i
feet after hurricane sandy. >>> but from the streets to the subways, it is far from business as usual. it's thursday, november 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. a familiar face back in the house. >> yes. i'm so, so happy to be here. i have been trapped in westchester county in my home. >> no power. we have power here. no power at home. >> nice and warm here. [ laughter ] >> i get it. >> so we are healthy and safe. >> and that's what counts. >> that's what counts. >> absolutely. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. we'll get the latest on the wreckage, the rescues and the recovery in the wake of sandy in just a moment. >>> also this half hour, just five days until the election. we haven't been talking about that. >> what election? what? what? >> -- because of the storm. as the campaign trail and the hurricane's trail of destruction crisscross. >> it was an amazing day yesterday between the president and governor christie in new jersey. >> oh, yes. >> no one quite gets or understands how this w
the house move. anthony said he will never forget the night sandy came ashore, flooding his neighborhood with up to five feet of water. >> this is like nothing you have ever seen in my worst nightmare. the scariest movie i've ever seen times ten. >> he used this to rope to rescue three neighbors by pulling them off their roof and into his second story bedroom but he would rather talk about the hundreds of volunteers who descended on his neighborhood over the past few days. >> but the heroes are the people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and towels and everything. the people around here because nobody else did nothing for us. >> it started off with me and my husband, and then from there just people kept coming. >> gail helped set up this donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we've had an abundance of help. it's been slowly and gradually like building its way up as far as the supplies and the helpers. there was a whole fence. as you san see, pieces are still standing. >> cheryl is one of the residents who was able to get some much-needed hel
on tape. a hiker trapped for three days by sandy's record snowfall. he thought that he was near the end when rescuers risking their own lives, found him. >>> and party foul. pippa middleton defends herself against critics on her new book. some calling it a royal embarrassment. >>> happy sunday to everyone at home. the final sunday before election day. it's hard to believe that this campaign has been going on for nearly two years and now we're down to the last two days. voters are starting to have their say. take a look at these long lines for early voting. george stephanopoulos will be here to discuss it all. >> it's the big question. we got the smartest guy in the business. >>> coming up, in the northeast, this election is playing out against the backdrop utterly scrambled by sandy. now, new jersey, will allow voters vote by e-mail. take a look at this picture -- from the cover of the upcoming new york magazine. it takes the breath away. half of the island in the darkness. >> one week ago tomorrow where sandy hit. >>> coming up, the emotional story of the high school football star that
. >>> there's a new storm coming to the area slammed by sandy. as a nor'easter bears down, free gas causes chaos. a beer company delivers water, and we'll tell you how they're finally dealing with that dangling crane. >>> the rescue caught on tape. a hiker trapped for three days by sandy's record snowfall. he thought he was near the end when rescuers, risking their own lives, found him in his socks. >>> and party foul. pippa middleton defends herself against critics of her new book on party planning, some who are calling it a royal embarrassment. ♪ a little bit faster >>> happy sunday to everyone at home. the final sunday before election day. >> i know. >> it's hard to believe this campaign has been going on for nearly two years now, and now we're down to the last two days. the voters are already starting to have their say. take a look at these long lines for early voting in many states. so which candidate has the edge in the stretch run? george stephanopoulos will be here soon to discuss it all. >> it's the big question. we've got the smartest guy in the business to help us answer it. >
shape above east coast tonight. just days after hurricane sandy hit. sandy killed 113 people. right now nearly 1 plt 5 million people were out power. the storm did estimated $50 bill yj in damage. insurance companies say only $10 billion to $20 billion will be covered. new jersey governor looking to some pop stars to help with recovery efforts. governor christie saying quote my girls are big fans. will you help us spread the word? >> disney helped kick off a day of giving with a $2 million donation to the american red cross. you can help those hard hit. samsung matching your contributions today up to $3 million. you can help by texting abc to 90999 to get $10 or any amount to the efforts. you can also call or go online. abc 7 news joins us in san francisco with a look at the bay area efforts to help. there is an emergency station, 320 of them from the red cross. six from the bay area. one thing they need is blankets. >> seems like a small thing but blanket s provide a lot of comfort. we're sending more, another 80,000 blankets in advance of the nor easter we're expecting this week. is t
coming up later. >> thank you, spencer. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 aftermath of hurricane sandy. the very latest in the live report from new york. >> could the hurricane make a difference when it comes to next week's elections? one thing that already happened today. >> and a british judge says apple apology to samsung is uncool. we'll explain coming up next in the bloomberg after the >>> residents along the east coast are beginning a long road to recovery in the wake of super storm sandy. life is far from returning to normal. there are long lines of people waiting for buses and trains. power is still out for millions. we are live in new york with the latest. brandy? >> good evening, tension is rising still, days after sandy struck, many families say they haven't received food or aid and for people who are trying to get into u.s. cities to work they've been stuck in gridlock. three days after sandy made land fall, thousands of families in new jersey are still trapped by flood waters. >> it's scary. we don't have that much toochld -- food. we have a little bit. >> natural gas fire
'm kristen sze the military is bringing in help to restore power for victims of sandy. >>> from california to new york loaded with equipment and crews. let's look at pictures of devastation to homes and businesses on the new jersey shore overwhelming. millions of homes are without power. pg&e is helping to provide some of the equipment. the death toll is at least 70. people living in the damaged areas are going to need that help right away. it should arrive sometime this afternoon. katie marzullo is going to join news a moment. look at these live pictures. you can see so many homes have been devastated. the weather came up over the new jersey shore. people have a long way to go for recovery. >> reporter: the defense department says it is flying 17 aircraft from california to new york, that aircraft is loaded with power generation equipment that is going to help crews get the lights back. utility officials in new york say they are on track to get the power back in manhattan by saturday. wheels of recovery are turning slowly. look at the line for buses in brooklyn, six blocks long and growin
of super storm sandy cleanup expected to take months traffic backed up for miles, long lines of people waiting for buses and gas in the -- as they face a forecast that includes another storm. tahman bradley joins us live with more. >> reporter: good morning. new york is taking steps toward normalcy, limited amtrak service resumes today and crews are working to restore power in manhattan ahead of a deadline tomorrow. still, enormous hurdles. sandy may be gone, frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we are going to die, we are going to freeze. we have 90-year-old people. >> reporter: in this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continues at a slow pace residents feel like they've been forgot . >> they have no value, they -- they see other areas are being taken care of and they totally overlooked us. >> reporter: hundreds showed up for food at local churches and aid organizations. >> all the food we had to throw out. >> reporter: it was another night of darkness and cold for hard hit staten island. thousands still without power, many homeless, among them mike and his family. >> my yo
back and the subways are mostly running again following super storm sandy. but this morning new york governor andrew cuomo says cold temperatures are going to leave tens of thousands of people whose homes were damaged needing to find other places to live. abc news reporter john chifron reports from lower manhattan. >> flying high above the area, they got a close look at the arthur kill waterway. it is where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the super storm. >> so i think we are starting to win sphoors the response. as far as the response. >> and the welcome sight. a crane that dangled above the highest residential building is now safely tethered to the side of the building. >> if everything goes according to plan and we have a little more work to do, we hope to reopen west 57th street to traffic. >> it is a small sign that conditions in new york are looking up. coming out of the darkness and quiet -- excitement to have the light and sounds of normalcy. as more subways begin to run. >> i have been in the house day and night with the baby so i am excited to go back to
rise up for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and the heart-wrenching moments on stage from the boss with his famous song. his message for all the victims of the storm. ♪ rise up come on, rise up >>> good morning, everyone. and some real drama from bruce springsteen. what an emotional tribute to his home state. there he is, singing "city of ruins." new jersey hit so hard by this storm. and bruce springsteen, obviously, so moved. >> it gives you chills. >> it sure does. >>> robin's home recovering. hope she's doing well this morning. amy robach is here. >> thanks so much. and the toll of the devastation of sandy is becoming more and more clear with the pictures this morning. here is what we know now. at least 92 dead. 3.8 million customers out of power. and here's the tough part. power could be out for weeks for so many. that is a tough situation. >> it sure is. a lot of people just don't know. >>> and so many people separated from their pets during the storm, are now being reunited. we have stunning pictures from the new york aquarium, where
, but first a look at some of the other stories we're following for you on this monday morning. >>> sandy's aftermath. as the temperatures plunge. there is new worry for the million people still without power. this morning, another powerful storm may be on the way. heartbreaking images. people just trying to stay warm, even turning the gas, ignition, gas on their stove on to stay warm. people who have basically nothing, and now they might get hit with another cold front. >> the mayor estimates here in new york, 20,000 new yorkers could be homeless as a result of this. the temperatures dip. you know, if you have a medical condition, you're vulnerable. if you're elderly, you're vulnerable. a dangerous situation. now a nor'easter sounds like definitely headed toward the area sometime on wednesday. if you're already in a vulnerable area, more rain and wind, not what you need or want to hear about. more details on that. >>> this morning, a story of a survival in the face of sandy. a hiker on a journey of a lifetime becomes stranded in the height of the storm. the dramatic rescue in the nick of
and sandy's misery stretches on. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with bill weir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, and terry moran in tom's river, new jersey, this is a special edition of "nightline," the perfect storm. october 31st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran and i'm in tom's river, new jersey, one of the hard-hit communities on the water in this state. the water that superstorm andy hurled against the atlantic seaboard from maryland, all the way up to new york city and beyond. so many communities utterly devastated. you can see this kind of scene, as you see behind me, mile after mile on this coast. and two days after landfall now, the problems are piling up. the death toll now at 74. there's reports of an oil spill and now, a dangerous new threat in many communities, the ruptured gas lines in town after town. you can hear the hissing, you can smell the dangerous gas in the air. and the threat of explosions and fires is growing by the minute. morning broke on the jersey shore and the sun came out for the first time since the storm. and in the su
, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed away from relief efforts. not far from the starting blocks for the marathon, staten island is a wasteland of destruction. >> within seconds, my street was getting flooded with water. >> reporter: jennifer has been staying at this hilton garden inn since the storm forced her to evacuate. >> they didn't have jackets, they didn't have nothing. we had nothing for them, no diapers, we just literally ran for our lives. >> reporter: she's not alone. the hotel is packed with families, all displaced by sandy's rath. normally th
dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney and abc have been raising money to help those who need it most. we kicked it off this morning with a telethon on "gma." as of right now, viewers contributed a staggering amount, $15.7 million, which includes $3 million from samsung. if you can help, dial the number listed on the screen. we hope you will. >>> we turn to the election. terry moran on the trail with president obama today and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time barack obama will ever do this. this is his last political campaign and the last rally and so tonight this cold iowa air is thick with emotion and nostalgia and edged with a bit of anxiety about what's going to happen tomorrow. you talk to the obama people, they express kind of gritty, grim, even, confidence. they think they'll get it done. but they know this time so different from the last time. it's not about inspirat
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, scores of dogs and cats left homeless by hurricane sandy flown to california and this is just one of the many surprising acts of kindness for some of sandy's most vulnerable victims. more on that coming up. >> a heartwarming story. >>> we begin with the escalation of violence in the mideast today being met with possible cease-fire. israel expanded its air assault on gaza as its iron dome defense system protected tel aviv. its most popular city from a hamas rocket attack. team coverage. christiane amanpour is in jerusalem but begin with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex. >> reporter: good morning, biannament overnight the israeli air force targeted bigs. the big question whether a cease-fire will be able to be brokered before israel launches a ground invasion. israeli jets pummeling gaza overnight. two buildings housing hamas and international media were targeted. six journalists were wounded. from the sea, volley after volley of naval artillery hit alleged terror sites. so far, more than 50 palestinians have been killed and more than 500 wounded. we're sacking a heavy price from h
can see the houses. >> anthony says he'll never forget the night sandy came ashore, flooding his neighborhood with up to five feet of water. >> this is nothing i ever seen in my worst night may. scariest movie times ten. >> he used this rope to rescue his neighbors but pulling them off their roof and into his second store bedroom. but he would rather talk about the volunteers that have descended on his neighborhood. >> the heroes are people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and talls and everything. the people around here, because nobody else did nothing for us. >> started off with me and my husband, and from there people kept coming. >> gael helped set up the donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we have had an abundance of help. slowly and gradually building its way up as far as the supplies and helpers. >> there was a whole sense there as you can see, the piece still stapgd. >> sheryl is one of the residents who was able to get some much-needed help. >> it's gut wrenching. a agree grew up here. >> her family's home is flooded and
to respond. >> you can see the houses. >> anthony says he'll never forget the night sandy came ashore, flooding his neighborhood with up to five feet of water. >> this is nothing i ever seen in my worst night may. scariest movie times ten. >> he used this rope to rescue his neighbors but pulling them off their roof and into his second store bedroom. but he would rather talk about the volunhave that have descended on his neighborhood. >> the heroes are people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and talls and everything. the people around here, because nobody else did nothing for us. >> started off with me and my husband, and from there people kept coming. >> gael helped set up the donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we have had an abundance of help. slowly and gradually building its way up as far as the supplies and helpers. >> there was a whole sense there as you can see, the piece still stapgd. >> sheryl is one of the residents who was able to get some much-needed help. >> it's gut wrenching. a agree grew up here. >> her family's home is
from sandy. as temperatures plummet to below freezing in the storm zone. now all eyes on a nor'easter this week. sam is here with the up to the minute details. >>> dead heat. the last 24 hours of the most intense and expensive campaign in history. mitt romney and barack obama campaign around the clock. right up to the final votes. our bottom line on where the race stands rite now. >>> deadly accident at the zoo. a toddler falls 14 feet into a secured area with a pack of wild african dogs, as zookeepers race to fend them off, how did the 2-year-old end up falling into the dangerous den? ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your love to me ♪ >>> and this morning, after the perfect storm. a powerful response. ♪ give a little bit >> america reaches out to the millions rebuilding their lives. ♪ how you can make a difference. join our entire abc family for a day of hope, a day of renewal, a day of giving. it begins right now, right here, on "gma"! ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your life for me ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. a big monday morning here at "
sandy. these are pictures from an amusement park of the barrier islands off staten island. there is just nothing left. rollercoaster rides that stood for 75 years are twisted metal now. however new york city is pushing forward. the city's annual marathon will be held on sunday as scheduled. the race makes light of the suffering, but supporterses -- supporters say it brings in money that the city desperately need. money affected by sandy say they just want to get home. this was the expressway after an evacuation order was lifted. look at all of the cars. of course you need gas to drive and that is in short supply because of sandy. people are waiting in line more than three hours to buy some gas from the stations that have power to even operate. the walt disney company has announced a $2 million contribution to the victims of super storm sandy. >> we are doing everything we can including the cash donation plus encouraging our employees to donate on their own which we will match dollar for dollar. and using the great reaches of the walt disney company and the media networks,abc, espn and th
by super storm sandy. these are pictures from an amusement park of the barrier islands off staten island. there is just nothing left. rollercoaster rides that stood for 75 years are twisted metal now. however new york city is pushing forward. the city's annual marathon will be held on sunday as scheduled. the race makes light of the suffering, but supporterses -- supporters say it brings in money that the city desperately need. money affected by sandy say they just want to get home. this was the expressway after an evacuation order was lifted. look at all of the cars. of course you need gas to drive and that is in short supply because of sandy. people are waiting in line more than three hours to buy some gas from the stations that have power to even operate. the walt disney company has announced a $2 million contribution to the victims of super storm sandy. >> we are doing everything we can including the cash donation plus encouraging our employees to donate on their own which we will match dollar for dollar. and using the great reaches of the walt disney company and the media networks,a
to be damaged. >>> to the latest recovery efforts from superstorm sandy one week after the hurricane slammed into 10 north eastern states, killing more than 100 people. this morning new york city commuters forced from cars by a gas shortage joined students returning to schools reopening, all cramming on to transit systems that are not quite ready. half of new jersey's districts are open. 80% of the power is back. more wet, windy predicted for wednesday, forcing tens of thousands, camping in the cold to search for shelter. >> the aftermath of sandy continues to be felt. disney and abc are teaming up with the american red cross to help storm victims. amy hollyfield joins us live to explain now easy it is -- how easy it is >> reporter: the bay area has deployed more than 100 volunteers to the east coast. here's some of the supplies they are taking, food, water they also hand out cleaning supplies, bleach and mops, very necessary as they cleanup after this hurricane. if you are even questioning what kind of a need there is, look at these pictures, lines of people waiting for the red cross volunt
. >>> latest on superstorm sandy. residents along the east coast beginning the long road to recovery with key transportation resuming today. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: new york city is coming back to life it might be easier for some to get around starting today. first laguardia airport has reopened as of this morning flights limited call your airline if you are flying this morning. subways and ferries resuming limited service. buses will try to fill in gaps. governor cuomo is waiving fees and fares today and tomorrow to help people get around. for anyone who dares to drive, police are manning checkpoints and enforcing a three-person carpool requirement to get into manhattan. they are looking at new jersey now, slower recovery there from the storm which has killed more than 70 people and left millions without power. natural gas fires still burning in new jersey and people are still stranded in hoboken. >> compared to the last storm this is far worst and it is going to take quite sometime to get this back together again. >> reporter: new york's bellevue hosp
and europe's debt crisis. 250,000 cars and trucks could end up as total loss from hurricane sandy which might lead to a spike in new car sales. automakers say 16,000 new vehicles many at the port of newark will have to be jammed. wal-mart opening 8:00 on thanksgiving. >>> welcome back. 5:15. ferry building now blue flag on top and it is really unfurled thanks to the gusty conditions dress for that temperatures in the 50s, no fog rain on the way. >>> employees are returning to a no plant as police continue -- a fresno plant as police continue to investigate a shooting. -- the owner of the valley protein chicken processing plant says there were no arguments or any apparent reason for the violence police say jones had been in and out of prison before. >>> in arizona sentencing scheduled today for jared loughner the man behind the shooting rampage that left six dead and wounded former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. today is the first time victims will confront him about the shooting. 12 other people were hurt in the shooting, both giffords and her husband mark kelly are tentatively scheduled t
at the unbelievable destruction from sandy's path. >> wow. >> new york harbor. >> that is staten island. look at all those boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us in her own words the astonishing moment her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> can we say it for her, though? rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit, rabbit,. >> rabbit, rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so cle
in the wake of superstorm sandy long lines commuters are still waiting in to get gasoline and what one impatient driver is accused of doing that could land him in jail for 15 years. >>> java jolt in the race for president. the starbucks executive throwing his support behind one of the candidates after >>> 87 northbound headlights in san jose hazy, fog thickest inland valleys east bay and will run into this morning. dry and we have record high temperatures in the seven day forecast. >>> 6:14. only four days until election day. new poll shows the race for president remains about dead even. new poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country back president obama, 48% mitt romney. the race is tied when you consider the margin is plus or minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. >>> the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks
from superstorm sandy. in new york city, look at this, commuters trying to pack that bus trying to get on last night because it is so hard to get around and so few options. today some subway lines have been restored after getting flooded out. governor cuomo has declared a transit state of emergency. all transit fares will be waived through tomorrow. drivers won't be allowed into the city with less than three people, in their car. stay with abc7 morning news coming up katie marzullo will have much more on the storm's aftermath. >>> to help people affected by superstorm sandy you can text the words red cross to 9099 to donate $10 or call go to 1-800-redcross. >>> traffic and weather together, next. >> live look outside now. [ inaudible ] [ unintelligible ] >>> welcome back. some of the rain totals on live doppler almost an inch santa rosa, half inch novato, third of an inch san francisco, quarter inch palo alto, a 10th in san jose. here's a look at radar returns most impressive east bay valleys through the santa cruz mountains into the santa clara valley light rain through 9:00, skies op
by superstorm sandy. the vice president toured hard-hit seaside heights and later surveyed damage in hoboken, new jersey. he met with about 50 first responders and receiving a briefing pledging federal support. biden said rebuilding is a, quote, national respondent. >>> we have new developments this morning in the cia sex scandal. a person close to david petraeus' biographer paula broad well says she is devastated by the fallout of her affair with the former cia chief. broadwell is back in the south with her husband and her sons after a week in washington. this is them arriving at their home. friends say broadwell is trying to repair damage done to her family by the affair. her husband, you can see her prodding him to go in the house. he said that he will have a statement sometime soon. but she's still being investigated by the fbi over the classified documents, which they don't believe to be anything incriminating. she didn't get them from david petraeus. the fbi found no further reason to investigate petraeus. >> you have to wonder on a human level, how do the two marriages survive. petrae
this half hour, the power problems in the storm zone nearly two weeks after sandy and they don't seem to be getting much better. needless to say residents and business owners are just, just a little bit irritated to put it quite mildly. >> it's not inconvenient anymore. it's more than that. >> it is much more than that. >>> then if a fire truck could talk, the tales it could tell, listen to this, particularly one that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that bond -- that fire truck certainly represents that. >>> also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word "cancer" is involved, we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the imp
sandy. many of new york city subways began roll this morning, three days after superstorm sandy. damaged parts of the subway are running again, officials say these still won't be much service to downtown manhattan where the tunnels are still flooded in new jersey the storm damaged or destroyed nearly all the homes in wealthy enclaves. some are still stranded in hoboken. the storm killedcvr( more than 0 people and left millions without power in the eastern u.s.. katie marzullo will have an update on the east coast storm damage in the next half hour. she is gathering that information. still, millions don't have power, don't have a way to get a hot meal. >> in contrast our weather not so bad. we have rain overnight which can make for tough driving. >> let's check in with mike. >>> live doppler, good morning that wet weather we talked about is still lingering for this morning's commute. north bay starting to clear out doppler spinning there showing most of the radar returns to the south. let's take a round robin first in the south bay you can see foothill boulevard, prospect road, we are sta
. >>> long painful recover from superstorm sandy continues. forcasters are tracking a new storm that could hit wednesday. kira klapper joins us with more on the cleanup efforts. >> reporter: early season nor'easter is expected to slam the mid atlantic and new england with strong winds and heavy rain wednesday. the worst possible news for an already battered region. it has been one week since superstorm sandy hit, leaving 113 dead and more than 1 1/2 million customers still without power. today was the first monday morning commute since sandy unleashed her fury. new york schools reopened, more than one million students, heavy strain on battered transit system. hundreds missed their freezing rain. the seemingly endless lines for gas continued with people gripping their empty fuel cans and frustration mounting by the minute. >> i've been waiting for about 4 1/2 hours. and it is -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: fema is setting up 10 gas centers and the region. with rationing in new jersey. 20,000 new yorkers remain out of their homes and could be for two more weeks. fema promising to pay for thei
and firefighters are trying to solve. >> officials begin adding up damage from superstorm sandy, the huge financial aid new york state alone could be (kx;x;x;x;x;x$j >>> welcome back. clear from sutro tower off to the east little frost in some of our valleys rain on the way. all the details coming up. more news. >>> investigators still don't know what caused a blast in an indiana neighborhood that killed two people saturday night. the explosion was so powerful the house at the center of it, is gone as many as 30 other damaged homes may have to be demolished. damage extents for two blocks. last night neighbors held a candlelight vigil for the second grade teacher and her husband who were killed. it does not appear to be a natural gas leak. >>> new york governor cuomo lance to ask the federal government for 30 billion dollars in disaster aid. -- state officials tally the damage at more than 50 billion dollars , making it the nation's second costly yes, sir storm behind hurricane sandy, 60,000 homes are still without electricity, victims -- victims complain they are being kept in the dark. new proble
devastated by sandy. angry residents confronted michael bloomberg when the toured the rockaway peninsula in queens. >> [bleep] >> get what is going on here -- [bleep] >> already -- >> nothing. nothing. [bleep]. >> seriously, people are very frustrated. >> what's your response to people out here who are coming -- >> anybody everybody is working as hard as they can, the federal government, state government, city government, city employees have been working 24/7. >> new york city announced today that thousands of voters will cast their ballots at different polling places on tuesday because sandy damaged this places where they were originally assigned to vote. >>> sandy forced the cancellation of the new york city marathon, and hundreds of the runners decided instead to help storm victims. they raised money and gathered supplies. other runners, disappoint overall the cancellation of the marathon, ran the 26.2-miles in central park. >> crews loaded relief supplies on to freighters at oakland international airport. the giant 747 airliners will carry tons of relief supplies. one jet left this a
. the surprising turn of events we uncovered in our investigation next. >> and super storm sandy and the trail of devastation left in her wake. the new state of emergency just declared in new york. stay with us. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. and you must live in the home. >> how come one bay area county moved a 92-year-old woman out and then took a reverse mortgage out on her home? >> dan noyes is here with the investigation. >> it is an issue more and more baby boomers issue as their parents age. a public guardian taking over a person's affairs and selling the home against the family's wishes. no matter what the circumstances, the county is supposed to follow the rules. we found on
. >>> 6:04. >> authorities continuing to find damage caused by superstorm sandy. this morning, disney and abc are teaming up with the red cross for a day of giving to help victims. amy hollyfield joins us live from san francisco to show how you can help. >> reporter: think about what your money could go toward. you can help them buy blankets, they are going to need 80,000 during this disaster at the shelters everybody gets a could the and blanket there's 120 three shelters open now, every child -- there's 123 shelters open now. every child gets a -- it is not just cash they need. you guys have another dire need that people can give. >> storm cancelled over 360 red cross blood drives in the last week or so there's a critical need for blood. if someone has already given a cash donation they may want to consider a blood donation, a gift that will save a life. the best thing to do is make appointment ahead of time by going to redcross.org and that will go a long way. >> reporter: you have volunteers already if from the bay area on the ground helping about 100. -- we know they will help th
playing out across the region, in the desperate hours since sandy hit. last night, new york police helicopters airlifted staten island residents off their roof. up and down the jersey shore, scenes of devastation. house after house, crumpled to bits. and for many, stranded here in hoboken, there's no relief in sight. and diane, i'm standing in what's supposed to be a busy intersection. but if you look around, as far as the eye can see, nothing but water. and of course, for the people who live here, the urgency is only growing. diane? >> thank you, alex. >>> and these rescue scenes bring us to an update, the ones you saw in alex's report, because they include some heroes of the storm you have met before. as sandy crashed into new york, i went to meet with the nypd's scuba rescue team and they are preparing to brave 20-foot waves in the dark of the night to help anyone in trouble, but they tell me today, they did not have to rescue a single new yorker in the waters, so, they boarded those rescue helicopters. they were there, airlifting people off the rooftop in staten island. a grate
expected to cause more flooding to coastal communities. battered by super storm sandy. some have been ortdered. officials urging people not to leave their homes during the height of the storm. >> it is a good idea to stay indoors with this because hurricane sandy weakened trees and high winds tonight could cause more trees and limbs to come down. the storm debris still on our streets to blow around dangerously. >> air travel is being impacted 18 slits have been cancelled because of this. >> want to show you a live picture in new york city. weather outside is frightful again. one guy is prepared and having a good time. we're watching this shot and look at the size of the snowflakes. they're large and you can see snow is melting as soon as it hits the ground. it's been rough there the past week and a half. >> a verdict this afternoon in the trial of a man accused of killing two people at the richmond san rafael bridge toll plaza a contra costa jury found a suspect guilty. now they'll decide if he'll receive the death penalty. his exworked as a toll collector there. burress acted as his
're going to go out to help the victims of hurricane sandy. we loaded up some food from virgil's. and you're going to be out delivering it all morning. >> we're on our way. we'll see you on the way in the next half hour. >> there's the food right now. sam's getting on the road right now. >>> when we come back, matthew mcconaughey speaks out for the first time about his astonishing weight loss for his latest role. how he lost almost a quarter of his body weight. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social security strong for generations to come. she doesn't even though our really get us. and she'll never know who we are, or what... no way, madden girls?? nike! who's your mommy now? famous brands. famously easy. famous footwear. victory is yours. it's healthier, and the only one cli
hurricane sandy changed the race? and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and romney's senior adviser ed gillespie. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, up 40% of voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like these at polling places across the country. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolute dead-heat. 48%. still, in those battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those midwestern states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidates are making their closing arguments. >> the american auto industry is back on top. osama bin laden is dead. we have made real pr
electricity, almost two weeks after superstorm sandy, joining in protest. adding insult to injury, they just got their utility bills in the mail. >>> special delivery. the woman who went into labor at a bus stop and got help from a quick-thinking, complete stranger who doesn't even speak the same language. >> oh, my god. >> we have the happy reunion at the hospital. ♪ brown sugar >>> and brown sugar. love letters from a young mick jagger to a woman who inspired the rolling stone's smash hit. did rock's bad boy really recite emily dickinson? >>> i guess we're going to have to consider -- reconsider mick jagger, reading poetry. >> he's a very smart man, from the london school of economics. he's a bright one there. >>> we have a busy morning. not only do we have a sex scandal involving the cia chief. but after a two-year-long, $6 billion presidential campaign, are we any closer to preventing taxmagedd taxmageddon. if the president and republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. >>> and take a look
. ahead the aftermath of superstorm sandy. president obama took a tour of the damage today. you will get to see some of it as well. >> and we will catch up on the presidential campaign nearing the finish line now with just six days to go. mitt romney pours big bucks into some of the swing states that he may be losing. >>> i'm michael finley. ahead on 7 on your side, the frustration of automatic bill pay. >>> there is a new presidential order today. 15 minute rule for federal agencies to respond to requests for help in new jersey. residents of the jersey shore are have lost their homes and businesses to superstorm sandy. abc 7 news reporter david louie is in the newsroom now with video of the destruction. david? >> superstorm storm sandy has done an estimated $20 billion in property damage, much of it along the new jersey shore. recovery it on the mind of residents but the biggest challenge is where and how to get started. the damage is widespread. the scope of the destruction is best seen from overhead. miles of new jersey shoreline, a summer play ground for generations have been battere
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